Wild Burnaby Narrows

Exploring the "Galapagos of the North" When you think of the Galapagos Islands, what comes to mind is a place teeming with sea life and unique flora and fauna that is hard to get to and relatively untouched by modern humans.…

Echoes of a Homesteading Past on Jedediah Island

Every time we drop the hook at Jedediah Island, we dream about leaving the modern world behind to try our hand at homesteading. A small island tucked between Lasqueti and Texada islands in the middle of the Strait of…

Editorial: Beautiful British Columbia

On a sunny, early spring day we motored out of Roche Harbor, set our sails and shaped a westerly course toward Vancouver Island. A dramatic sunset over Coal Harbour in Vancouver, British Columbia. Bounding out into open…

A Sailor’s Sourdough Comes to Life on a Honeymoon Cruise

A several month cruise through British Columbia gives a couple a chance to celebrate their recent marriage, experience their new home waters, and grow a shipboard sourdough starter. The following article originally appeared…

Three Sheets Northwest: Sailing Home to British Columbia

This article was originally published in the November 2021 issue of 48° North Sitting in our cockpit off Jones Island at sundown, I looked to the northeast and watched as shifting tones of pink, peach, and slate enveloped…

Vaccine Cards Required in British Columbia

Effective September 13, those born on or before 2009 must have at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine and be fully vaccinated by October 24 in order to enter certain businesses and attend ticketed events in British…

Report: 48°N Columnists Share Experiences and Tips Crossing Newly Opened US-Canada Border

48° North columnists Marty McOmber and Deborah Bach recently crossed the newly opened U.S.-Canada border in Sidney, British Columbia. Here's how it went for them, along with some tips for other cruisers considering doing the…

#TBT: A Gem of the Broughtons, Greenway Sound

Throwback Thursday returns with a British Columbia cruising favorite. I've come across quite a few pictures and social media posts from British Columbia cruising friends recently, and couldn't help but reflect upon some of…

Small Marina, Big Personality: Lagoon Cove

Canadian cruiser, Ruth Brown, shares stories of her visits to the small, charming marina communities of British Columbia. It remains bittersweet reading for American cruisers — we have to live vicariously until the border…

Vancouver International Boat Show Begins Wednesday

The 2021 Vancouver Virtual International Boat Show Runs February 24-27 and is FREE! Consumers can find everything they need in advance of boating season. 48° North's visit to the annual Vancouver International Boat show was…